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michaelphoenix2

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:24:03 PM

lets play a little game here on the GB forums!

Assign each president a ranking based upon how you view them today! The ranking is a 1-10 rating. (please no negative numbers or numbers above 10) And perhaps add a little blurb on why you gave that ranking.


01. Obama
02. Bush Jr.
03. Clinton
04. Bush Sr.
05. Reagan
06. Carter
07. T. Roosevelt
08. JFK
09. A. Jackson
10. Grant
11. Lincoln
12. Washington


[Edited by: michaelphoenix2 at 1/26/2013 8:24:36 PM EST]
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RAB2010
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:05:46 PM


As for RATING the listed presidents, the only three worth rating are Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Ronald Reagan. It is a crying shame that this board does not have text formatting capabilities.
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RAB2010
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:01:54 PM

Lincoln is rated lower due to his failure to abide by the law, i.e. the Federal Constitution. What most people do not realize is the Emancipation Proclamation was not legal. Another interesting note is the common myth that the Federal Constitution allowed slavery. It did not; it was specifically designed to slowly eliminate slavery. However, for this to work required statesmen of good intelligence and a citizenry of thinkers. The Founding Fathers over-estimated their posterity.
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michaelphoenix2
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 3:01:15 PM

what surprises me is how low lincoln is on most of your rankings. May i ask why someone like grant or jackson is higher?
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PopcornPirate
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:51:24 AM

01. Washington
02. Reagan
03. T. Roosevelt
04. A. Jackson
05. U.S. Grant
06. Lincoln
07. G.H.W. Bush
08. G.W. Bush
09. J.F. Kennedy
10. W.J. Clinton
11. J. Carter
12. B.H. Obama

I think RAB put it in the right order...same as what I would do
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PappaVanTwee
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:30:17 PM

01. Obama -- 7 - Mostly for not getting things done that needed to be done, but had nobody from the other side of the isle to help.
02. Bush Jr. -- 6 - With 9/11 his presidency didn't start off well, and with the economy tanking, it didn't end well.
03. Clinton -- 9 - The man did a great job as president, too bad he couldn't have gotten through without scandal.
04. Bush Sr. -- 8 - Made Iraq pay for attacking Kuwait. Maybe should have done more, though, and got beat by Clinton.
05. Reagan -- 9 - Forget doubling the deficit, Iran-Contra, raising taxes. The man could run a country.
06. Carter -- 5 - And this is generous.
07. T. Roosevelt -- 8 - A Republican progressive. We have safer food because of his laws.
08. JFK -- 9 - Bay of Pigs, handling of Israel, Iraq, Cuba, and domestic policy advanced our country.
09. A. Jackson -- 8 - Last president to have no debt.
10. Grant -- 8 Finished what lincoln started.
11. Lincoln -- 10 - Everyone knows his accomplishments. Not a perfect president, but as darn close as it comes.
12. Washington -- 10 - A great president to get the country started.
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 9:17:06 PM


RAB2010, I would put Lincoln as 02, but otherwise your list looks good.

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michaelphoenix2
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:51:52 PM

no rab i meant give them a rating like

01. obama 8
02. bush jr 6
03. clinton 7 etc.sorry if i was unclear
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:48:47 PM


01. Washington
02. Reagan
03. T. Roosevelt
04. A. Jackson
05. U.S. Grant
06. Lincoln
07. G.H.W. Bush
08. G.W. Bush
09. J.F. Kennedy
10. W.J. Clinton
11. J. Carter
12. B.H. Obama

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